We study the effects of high flux on transition-edge sensors by using a non-linear microcalorimeter model with parameters suitable for the Constellation-X mission. A photon event list was created that simulated the flux and spectrum of the Crab nebula incident on the detector when folded through the Constellation-X optics and filters. Simulations show that even at Crab levels of flux, the Con-X microcalorimeter does not "latch" into the normal state.
|Number of pages
|Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
|Published - Mar 11 2004
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics